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Newcastle V8 Flying Displays 2017

The noise! The Power! The agility! The simply incredible performance of such an awesome machine. No, I’m not talking about the powerful racing machines that are the V8 Supercars, but rather, the Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 Hornet tearing through the skies above. Newcastle recently saw its first ever event[…]

Australian International Airshow 2017

Fast Jets and Aerobatics. By Mark Jessop To be back again at the Australian International Air Show is something that is always special,this year’s show was shaping up to be the best. For me, I had never seen a F-22 display, B-1B, EA-18G, P-8, AH-64E Apache in the flesh and[…]

Dawn Strike 2017 – Hornets Return to Their Nest

The cold morning air was torn apart as wave after wave of aircraft roared low over the airfield in full afterburner before breaking off to land in a seemingly never ending stream. After about an hour the first waves of jets started to return back to base Last Friday morning[…]

Dawn Strike, Heads-Up

  Up to 35 aircraft will conduct a ‘dawn strike’ on Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown on Friday 30 June between approximately 7am to 7.30am as the Air Force’s newest air warfare combat instructors return home from Exercise Diamond Storm in the Northern Territory. Local residents are advised more[…]

Australia Day 2017 RAAF F/A-18 Hornet Display.

The first F/A-18 Hornet display of the year is always the Australia Day show over the crowd around Sydney Harbour but, unlike last year’s blue sky day, this year was the opposite with rain and low cloud. All morning the team from 2OCU kept checking the weather to see if the display[…]

Townsville’s T150 Defence Force Open Day 2016

ASO Team Member – Martin.P Quiet and still. What a contrast to yesterdays show where less than 24 hours ago this beast was carving the air like a knife through butter! Of course, I’m talking about the USAF F-16 on static display at the RAAF base in Townsville for the[…]

Hornet Diversion Training in Richmond, NSW

Heads Up for some action in the dark around RAAF Richmond Tuesday and Wednesday. What:     F/A-18 Hornet Diversion training When:     Tuesday 26 July and Wednesday 27 July, 6.00pm until 10.30pm Where:     Royal Australian Air Force Base Richmond, New South Wales and surrounding airspace Up to eight F/A-18A/B[…]

Air Force F/A-18 Hornets and Hawk flying around Hunter and Mid-North Coast

Another good week ahead for Spotters if the weather comes good .   What:        One Hawk 127 aircraft and up to eight F/A-18 Hornet aircraft from RAAF Base Williamtown conducting flying operations.   Where:      Williamtown and surrounding airspace.   When:        Monday to Thursday, 20-23 June 2016.   Background: A single[…]